Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 DecemberFigures
Livestock on agricultural holdings with a Standard Ouptut >= 3000 euro, grazing livestock and housed animals at 1 April and 1 December
Livestock manure; production, transport and use, key figuresFigures
Manure production, nitrogen and phosphate in manure, nitrogen losses Manure processing, manure exports and manure use
Livestock cattle, 2008 - 2020Figures
Livestock cattle, position of dairy cattle and cattle for fattening according to Agricultural Census and Earmark registration
Livestock pigs, 1981- 2020Figures
Livestock pigs, number of piglets, sows and boars in April and December
Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, regionFigures
Agricultural census; crops, livestock, land use and corresponding number of holdings by general farm type and region
The Netherlands in Numbers, 2020Publications
The Netherlands in Numbers, 2020 is the successor to Trends in the Netherlands and the Statistical Yearbooks and Pocket Books.
Dairy goat herd has increased againArticles
The Dutch dairy goat herd keeps growing. As of this year, the herd size stands at 476 thousand, i.e. 4 percent more than last year.
Decline in pig farmingArticles
The number of pig-producing farms has decreased by 12.0 percent from over 4 thousand in 2019 to 3.6 thousand in 2020.
Nearly 30 thousand contract workers in agricultureArticles
In 2019, the volume of labour deployed in the Dutch agricultural sector was equivalent to over 156 thousand full-time jobs (FTEs).
Household and farm water usage surged in 2018Articles
In 2018, drinking water consumption by Dutch households increased by 7 percent relative to one year previously. The agricultural sector used considerably more water than in 2017 (150 percent).
Less nitrogen, phosphate in manure due to fewer cattleArticles
In 2019, nitrogen excretion in animal manure decreased by 2.6 percent on the previous year, to 490 million kg. This is below the nitrogen oxides emission ceiling that has been imposed on Dutch livestock farmers by the European Union.
Agricultural exports hit record levelArticles
Agricultural exports amounted to an estimated 94.5 billion euros in 2019. This is 4.6 percent more than in 2018 and the highest level on record.
More goats but fewer pigs and cattleArticles
The number of goats in the Netherlands has increased this year.
Again more cattle grazingArticles
The share of grazing cattle increased again last year, with 71 percent of the dairy herd grazing outdoors against 65 percent in 2016.
Greenhouse gas emissions downArticles
Greenhouse gas emissions stood at 189.3 bn CO2 equivalents in 2018, 2 percent lower than in 2017 and 15 percent down on 1990.
Growth in organic livestock farmingArticles
The size of the organic farming sector increased again in 2018.
Trade deficit on St Eustatius down in 2018Articles
In 2018, the trade deficits of Bonaire and Saba rose while the deficit of St Eustatius declined.
Phosphate output from livestock manure down againArticles
Phosphate production in livestock manure declined further in 2018
Lower farm income due to less dairy cattle, dry summerArticles
Agricultural income per annual work unit has declined in 2018; by nearly 11 percent relative to 2017.
Again fewer cows and more goatsArticles
On 1 April 2018, there were nearly 4 million head of cattle in the Netherlands, a decline of over 178 thousand (4 percent) on one year previously.
Quality of Bathing WatersOther
The percentage share of Dutch bathing water locations in inland waters that comply with the European standards for excellent bathing water quality increased in the period 2000-2017 from 65 percent to 72 percent.
Production-based greenhouse gas emissionsOther
Since 2000, greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 6 percent (2016), while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown.
Domestic biomass consumptionOther
Biomass consumption decreased between 2000 and 2006, then increased in 2007 and 2008 partly due to increased imports of cereals, oleaginous products, food products and wood.
Nutrient surplus in agricultureOther
Output and value added in Dutch agriculture have increased in recent years, while the surplus of nitrogen and phosphorus has decreased.